Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

Of Dominicans and cat-demons and soap

The wonderful Dominicans in Summit, NJ  – who do not belong to the LCWR – have been posting stories about St. Dominic on their blog.  According to the traditional, Roman calendar St. Dominic’s feast was 4 August, but it was moved in … Continue reading

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A Bishop cautions the Faithful about the SSPX

His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison (aka The Extraordinary Ordinary) published a column in the diocesan newspaper and website about the Society of St. Pius X.  HERE Here it is with my emphases: A word of … Continue reading

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Vatican Radio joins Corriere della Sera to shill for the Kasper Proposal

Folks, I’m aware there will be a lot to read in the upcoming three months about the Synod on the Family in October. I am wary of overdoing it on the blog. I don’t want synod-fatigue to set in. That … Continue reading

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Bp. Kagan (D. Bismarck): Statement on Boy Scouts decision on homosexuals

Fr. Z kudos to His Excellency Most Rev. David D. Kagan, Bishop of Bismarck. From the diocesan website of Bismarck: Letter from Bishop: Decision on Boy Scouts of America August 3, 2015 Dear Faithful Catholics of the Diocese of Bismarck, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ General Audience on the divorced and remarried

At his Wednesday General Audience, His Holiness Pope Francis spoke on the situation of the divorced and civilly remarried.   The MSM has inadequate reports about what the Pope said. First, let’s be clear about something. People who marry in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Color of sanctuary lamp

From a reader: Father, Today I visited a church in a nearby town in a different diocese. The Bishop in that diocese sent out a letter about a year ago that all tabernacles are to be in front of the church. This … Continue reading

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ROME: “Shadow Synod” II September 10-12

I received word of a conference coming up in Rome.  The conference is clearly part of an organized effort to influence the proceedings of the upcoming Synod of Bishop on the family… and not in a good way.   This … Continue reading

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2 August until midnight: “Portiuncula” Plenary (or Partial) Indulgence

From midnight tonight to midnight 2 August, you can gain the “Portinuncula” Indulgence. Catholic Encyclopedia St. Francis, as you know, repaired three chapels. The third was popularly called the Portiuncula or the Little Portion, dedicated to St. Mary of the … Continue reading

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1 August – Seven Holy Maccabees & St. Peter in Chains: Wherein there is cool Catholic stuff

I am sure you already know that today, in the new, Ordinary Form, calendar, is the feast of St. Alphonsus Maria de’Liguori, the bishop and doctor of the Church so famous for his contributions to moral theology. However, today is … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail & ASK FATHER: Catholic and Orthodox wedding question

I’ve been monitoring my voice mail.  A question came in a while back which I can now treat. Let’s have the audio…

This is an interesting question. I’m a Latin Church, Catholic priest and not really qualified to speak about … Continue reading

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